- 1 Sidney Poitier
- 2 Kim Mi-soo
- 3 Bob Saget
- 4 Peter Bogdanovich
- 5 Ronnie Spector
- 6 Adalia Rose Williams
- 7 Jordan Cashmyer
- 8 André Leon Talley
- 9 Gaspard Ulliel
- 10 Meat Loaf
- 11 Louie Anderson
- 12 Kathryn Kates
- 13 Moses J. Moseley
- 14 Peter Robbins
- 15 Morgan Stevens
- 16 Howard Hesseman
- 17 Cheslie Kryst
- 18 Betty Davis
- 19 Ivan Reitman
- 20 Chris Huvane
- 21 Nightbirde
- 22 Jamal Edwards
- 23 Donny Davis
- 24 Mark Lanegan
- 25 Anna Karen
- 26 Sally Kellerman
- 27 Ralph Ahn
- 28 Ned Eisenberg
- 29 Kirk Baily
- 30 Farrah Forke
- 31 The Amazing Johnathan
- 32 Laurel Goodwin
- 33 Conrad Janis
- 34 John Stahl
- 35 Lil Bo Weep
- 36 Scott Hall (Razor Ramon)
- 37 Angelina Please
- 38 Joshua Tharpe
- 39 Traci Braxton
- 40 Emilio Delgado
- 41 Bobbie Nelson
- 42 William Hurt
- 43 Brent Renaud
- 44 Madeleine Albright
- 45 Taylor Hawkins
- 46 AJ Crimson
- 47 Tom Parker
- 48 Estelle Harris
- 49 Bobby Rydell
- 50 Gilbert Gottfried
- 51 Rio Hackford
- 52 Ralph Kiser
- 53 Robert Morse
- 54 Jim Hartz
- 55 Liz Sheridan
- 56 Kailia Posey
- 57 Joanna Barnes
- 58 Naomi Judd
- 59 Jossara Jinaro
- 60 Kenneth Tsang
- 61 David Birney
- 62 Mike Hagerty
- 63 Bruce MacVittie
- 64 Mickey Gilley
- 65 Fred Ward
- 66 Bo Hopkins
- 67 Lil Keed
- 68 John Aylward
- 69 Marnie Schulenburg
- 70 John Zderko
- 71 Ray Liotta
- 72 Tytyana Miller
- 73 Alec John Such
- 74 Rapper Trouble
- 75 Cooper Noriega
- 76 Philip Baker Hall
- 77 Tyler Sanders
- 78 Brett Tuggle
- 79 Gleycy Correia
- 80 Jaylon Ferguson
- 81 Mary Mara
- 82 Nick Nemeroff
- 83 James Caan
- 84 Tony Sirico
- 85 Busi Lurayi
- 86 Ivana Trump
- 87 Gregory Itzin
- 88 Shonka Dukureh
- 89 David Warner
- 90 Howard ‘Howie’ Kleinberg
- 91 Joe Turkel
- 92 Tony Dow
- 93 Pat Carroll
- 94 Nichelle Nichols
- 95 Ryan Fellows
- 96 Roger E. Mosley
- 97 Olivia Newton-John
- 98 Wolfgang Petersen
- 99 Anne Heche
- 100 Teddy Ray
- 101 Robyn Griggs
- 102 Denise Dowse
- 103 Steve Grimmett
- 104 Virginia Patton Moss
- 105 Leon Vitali
- 106 Joe E. Tata
- 107 Robert LuPone
- 108 Charlbi Dean
- 109 David A. Arnold
- 110 Queen Elizabeth
- 111 PNB Rock
- 112 Jesse Powell
- 113 Coolio
- 114 Judy Tenuta
- 115 Jody Miller
- 116 Eileen Ryan
- 117 Angela Lansbury
- 118 Leslie Jordan
- 119 Jerry Lee Lewis
- 120 Takeoff
- 121 Aaron Carter
- 122 Nicki Aycox
- 123 Jake Flint
- 124 Brad William Henke
- 125 Christine McVie
- 126 Quentin Oliver Lee
- 127 Bob McGrath
- 128 Kirstie Alley
- 129 Helen Slayton-Hughes
- 130 Stuart Margolin
- 131 Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss
- 132 Stephanie Bissonnette
- 133 Martin Duffy
- 134 Terry Hall
- 135 Sonya Eddy
- 136 Stephen Greif
(February 20, 1927 – January 6, 2022)
Sidney Poitier was a Hollywood legend, and lived such a full life! He became the first Black man to win the Oscar for best actor in the 1960s. He passed away on January 6 at the age of 94.
(March 16, 1992 – January 5, 2022)
On January 5, young actress Kim Mi-soo passed away. She was only 29. The late performer’s agency, Landscape Entertainment, said in a statement:
“Kim suddenly left us on January 5. The bereaved are deep in their sorrow at the sudden sadness. Please refrain from reporting false rumors or speculation so that the family can mourn in peace.”
(May 17, 1956 – January 9, 2022)
The legendary ’90s TV dad, Bob Saget, passed away on January 9 in Orlando, Florida. He was found dead in a hotel room following a comedy show in Jacksonville. No drugs or foul play is suspected in his untimely passing, and an autopsy will be performed to determine his cause of death. He was just 65.
(July 30, 1939 – January 6, 2022)
82-year-old Oscar-nominated director Peter Bogdanovich died on January 6 of complications from Parkinson’s disease. He was 82 at the time of his passing.
(August 10, 1943 – January 12, 2022)
Ronnie Spector, the lead singer of the girl group The Ronettes, died on January 12 after a short battle with cancer. She was 78 years old. In a statement, the musician’s family confirmed that she passed away at home surrounded by loved ones, saying:
“Our beloved earth angel, Ronnie, peacefully left this world today after a brief battle with cancer. She was with family and in the arms of her husband, Jonathan [Greenfield].”
Her family’s full announcement can be seen (below).
Adalia Rose Williams
(December 10, 2006 – January 12, 2022)
YouTube star Adalia Rose Williams sadly passed away at just 15 years old on January 12. The influencer lived with a condition called Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome, a “rare, fatal, genetic condition of childhood with striking features resembling premature aging,” according to the National Organization of Rare Disorders. On Instagram, her family made the heartbreaking announcement, telling fans Adalia was “set free from this world” and “no longer in pain.”
(DOB Unknown – January 16, 2022)
16 & Pregnant star Jordan Cashmyer died on January 16. An autopsy report confirmed that she passed away from a cocaine and fentanyl overdose. She was just 26. Announcing her death, her family wrote in a statement:
“Addiction plagues many families, and our family was not immune to it. Jordan was always so full of life and full of personality. She had a way of always making those around her laugh and smile, and her smile was truly contagious. Our family is heartbroken, and we will forever miss Jordan.”
She leaves behind two young daughters, Lyla and Genevieve “Evie” Shae Taylor.
André Leon Talley
(October 16, 1948 – January 18, 2022)
André Leon Talley, the former editor of Vogue magazine, passed away on January 18. TMZ confirmed that he died in a White Plains, New York hospital. He was 73. Talley was most famous for making history as Vogue’s first Black male creative director. He was a trailblazer in the industry and made TV appearances on hits like Empire, Sex and the City, and America’s Next Top Model.
(November 25, 1984 – January 19, 2022)
Gaspard Ulliel, a French actor best known for his roles in Hannibal Rising, A Very Long Engagement, and Disney+’s upcoming series Moon Knight, died at just 37 years old on January 19. According to the Agence France-Presse news agency, Gaspard injured his head after colliding with another skier on the slopes in the Savoie region of the Alps. He was not wearing a helmet and suffered severe head trauma.
(September 27, 1947 – January 20, 2022)
Rock icon and beloved actor Meat Loaf, born Marvin Lee Aday, passed away on January 20 after contracting coronavirus at 74 years old. It’s unclear if he was vaccinated. The Grammy winner was famous for his album Bat Out Of Hell and hit single I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That). He also starred in Hair (on and off-Broadway) as well as in movies The Rocky Picture Horror Show and Fight Club, among many others. He leaves behind his wife Deborah and two adult children, Pearl and Amanda.
(March 24, 1953 – January 21, 2022)
Stand-up comedian Louie Anderson died after battling an aggressive form of blood cancer. He was 68. Just days before death, his publicist, Glenn Schwartz, announced his health battle. At the time, the Baskets alum was in a Las Vegas hospital “resting comfortably” as he sought treatment for diffuse large B cell lymphoma.
(September 15, 1948 – January 22, 2022)
Actress Kathryn Kates died on January 22 after battling lung cancer, her representative confirmed to People. She was 73. While mourning her loss, Headline Talent Agency called her a “true icon.” Kates was famous for starring in Orange Is The New Black, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Jennifer Lopez‘s crime drama Shades of Blue. A tribute shared to her Instagram account to announce her passing read:
“Keep me alive in your beautiful hearts with unforgettable memories. Teach others what you’ve learned from me and I will live in forever.”
Moses J. Moseley
(December 23, 1993 – January 26, 2022)
The Walking Dead star Moses J. Moseley died on January 26 at 31 years old. Police found his body in the Hudson Bridge area of Stockbridge, Georgia. Authorities confirmed to TMZ that the actor died of a gunshot wound and the case is being investigated as a possible suicide. Aside from the hit zombie series, Moseley also made appearances in Watchmen and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
( August 10, 1956 – January 18, 2022)
Peter Robbins, the original voice of Charlie Brown, died by suicide on January 18, according to his family who spoke to FOX 5 San Diego. He was 65. Robbins (born Louis G. Nanasi) began acting as the famous Peanuts character in 1963. He was the voice in classics like A Charlie Brown Christmas and It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. The actor was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and had a history of mental health struggles and drug addiction. In 2019, he was released from a nearly five-year prison stint for making threats to several people, including a public official, according to the Associated Press.
(October 16, 1951- January 26, 2022)
Morgan Stevens, well known for his roles in Fame and Melrose Place, passed away in his Los Angeles home on January 26 at 70 years old. According to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office, he died of natural causes due to arteriosclerosis cardiovascular disease.
(February 27, 1940 – January 29, 2022)
Actor Howard Hesseman died on January 29 after suffering from complications of colon surgery he had done over the summer, according to his wife Caroline Ducrocq who spoke to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 81. Hesseman was famous for his roles in WKRP in Cincinnati, One Day at a Time, and Head of the Class.
(April 28, 1991 – January 30, 2022)
Cheslie Kryst, who was crowned Miss USA in 2019, died by suicide on January 30 in New York City. She was 30 years old. Aside from her beauty pageant success, she also served as an Extra TV correspondent and was an attorney and social justice advocate.
(July 26, 1945 – February 9, 2022)
Legendary funk singer Betty Davis passed away at the age of 77 on February 9 from natural causes, her friends confirmed to Rolling Stone. She was a funk pioneer famous for albums like Nasty Gal and They Say I’m Different. She also worked as a model. Betty was well-known for her one-year marriage to jazz icon Miles Davis which ended in 1969.
(October 27, 1946 – February 12, 2022)
Director and producer Ivan Reitman passed away at his home in Montecito, California on February 12. The 75-year-old was most famous for directing classic comedies Stripes, Meatballs, and the original Ghostbusters, as well as producing Animal House, Space Jam, Old School, and many other beloved movies throughout the years. He leaves behind three adult children (Catherine, Caroline, and Jason) and his wife Geneviève Robert.
(DOB Unknown – February 6, 2022)
Zach Braff’s manager and “best friend,” Chris Huvane, sadly died by suicide on February 6 after battling severe depression. He was 47. Zach mourned the Management 360 employee on Instagram, emotionally reflecting:
“I tried and tried to help him. Each time I thought my pep-talk or idea for a new regimen might make a difference. He was so beloved in this town, so many others did the same. I promise you, you could not have met a better man. Those of us left behind can’t help but think of what else we could have done. What if I’d moved in with him? What if I’d said this or that? My mom (a psychologist) said something that brings tears to my eyes even as I type this. She said ‘Those he left behind have to to suffer, but Chris’ suffering is finally over.'”
Read his full tribute (below).
(December 31, 1990 – February 20, 2022)
America’s Got Talent star Nightbirde, whose real name was Jane Marczewski, lost her battle with cancer on February 20. She was 31. The Zanesville, Ohio native was a contestant on season 16 of the series, during which she revealed in her very first audition that she had a “two percent chance of survival.” Despite dropping out of the competition to focus on her health, her music, faith, and perseverance continued to inspire millions up until her passing… and beyond.
(August 24, 1990 – February 20, 2022)
British DJ Jamal Edwards passed away after contracting a “sudden illness” on February 20, according to his mother. He was just 31 years old. Edwards was an icon in the music industry and member of the British Empire (MBE). Through his company SmokeyBarz TV, he helped launch the careers of Ed Sheeran, Jessie J, Rita Ora, Skepta, and many others. He was also an ambassador for the Prince’s Trust, a charity run by Prince Charles.
(DOB Unknown – February 22, 2022)
Legendary Las Vegas-based impersonator Donny Davis was found dead in his hotel room at Resorts World on February 22 at just 43 years old. His cause of death was revealed to be alcohol and fentanyl intoxication, the Clark County Coroner’s Office revealed via TMZ. Donny was a regular guest on Chelsea Lately, often appearing as Chelsea Handler’s sidekick on air. He also performed with Britney Spears during her Vegas residency and worked with many other A-listers. Confirming his death, Jeff Beacher, who discovered Davis online years ago, said in a statement:
“Donny broke barriers in the little people community and was an inspiration to his peers. He will be missed terribly but his legacy and the impact he had on those who loved him will live on forever.”
(November 25, 1964 – February 22, 2022)
Mark Lanegan, the frontman of Screaming Trees, died on February 22 at just 57 years old at his home in Killarney, Ireland. No cause of death was revealed. The musician was an icon in the grunge music scene. He frequently collaborated with The Queens of the Stone Age and also grew famous as a solo artist. Last year, he suffered a near-fatal battle with coronavirus, something he detailed in his memoir Devil in a Coma. He leaves behind his wife Shelley.
(September 19, 1936 – February 22, 2022)
British actress Anna Karen, famous for her role on EastEnders, passed away in a house fire at her London home on February 22. According to The London Fire Brigade, a fire broke out at her house at around 10:30 p.m. and she was pronounced dead at the scene. The 85-year-old’s agent confirmed the sad news, telling BBC News that she “was a great actress, a great comedian, and a great soul.”
(June 2, 1937 – February 24, 2022)
M*A*S*H star Sally Kellerman, who played U.S. Army Maj. Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan, passed away on February 24. She was 84. Her son Jack Krane told The Hollywood Reporter that the Oscar nominee passed away in an assisted care facility in Woodland Hills, California after battling dementia.
(September 28, 1926 – February 26, 2022)
Ralph Ahn, who played Tran on New Girl, died at age 95 on February 26. The actor’s death was confirmed by James Ahn, president of the Korean American Federation of Los Angeles. Shortly after, Jake Johnson, who starred as Nick Miller on the comedy, took to Instagram to mourn the loss of his co-star who often acted as a grandfatherly figure to his character. He reflected:
“So much fun to work with. He gave so much with literally no lines. I loved when he was on set. I was always expecting to somehow work with him again. Condolences to his family/friends.”
(January 13, 1957 – February 27, 2022)
Law & Order: SVU actor Ned Eisenberg passed away on February 27 at 65 following a battle with cancer. His wife Patricia mourned his loss in a statement to TMZ, saying:
“As Ned would say, he was attacked by two very rare assassins — cholangiocarcinoma and ocular melanoma. Over the course of two years, he bravely fought the cancers in private while continuing to work in show business to ensure that his medical coverage paid for himself and his family.”
Along with the crime procedural, Ned was also known for playing Detective Hauser in the HBO hit Mare of Easttown and for appearing in films like Limitless, Million Dollar Baby, and Last Man Standing. He leaves behind his wife and his son Lino.
(February 2, 1963 – February 28, 2022)
Actor Kirk Baily died on February 28, six months after being diagnosed with lung cancer. He was just 59. Kirk was beloved by ‘90s kids for playing camp counselor Kevin “Ug” Lee on the Nickelodeon comedy Salute Your Shorts. His character was often the butt of the jokes from the kids at Camp Anawanna but quickly became a fan favorite. He went on to be a successful voice actor for anime shows and video games including Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone, and many more. He also voiced Brawn in the Transformers movie Bumblebee.
(January 12, 1968 – February 25, 2022)
Actress Farrah Forke died on February 25 after a years-long battle with cancer. Forke’s close friend confirmed the sad news, telling People that the 54-year-old died at her home in Texas surrounded by friends and family. Farrah was most famous for her role as helicopter pilot Alex Lambert on three seasons of the sitcom Wings. She also had lead roles in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Party of Five, and Fantasy Island. She leaves behind 16-year-old twins Chuck and Wit.
The Amazing Johnathan
(September 9, 1958 – February 22, 2022)
John Szeles, better known as his stage name The Amazing Johnathan, a magician and comedian, passed away on February 22 after battling a heart condition. He was 63. His wife Anastasia Synn confirmed the loss, telling USA Today:
“I spend hours scrolling through the articles and messages and comments and the amount of love this man is receiving is that of a king, and he is worthy. Johnathan spoke at a lot of memorials and he was never the sad one… he was always the comic relief. Always. His entire memorial is going to be comic relief and brilliantly directed by the people who knew him best.”
(August 11, 1942 – February 25, 2022)
Actress Laurel Goodwin, who made her movie debut at just 19 as Elvis Presley’s love interest in Girls! Girls! Girls!, sadly passed away on February 25. She was 79. She was the last remaining cast member from the original Star Trek pilot titled The Cage. She went on to appear in The Virginian, Get Smart!, The Beverly Hillbillies, and Papa’s Delicate Condition. She and her husband Walter Wood also produced the NASCAR comedy Stroker Ace. She is survived by her sister.
(February 11, 1928 – March 1, 2022)
Conrad Janis, most famous for co-starring in Mork & Mindy alongside Robin Williams, died on March 9 at 94. He was also known for his recurring role Albert in the beloved sitcom Frasier as well as his part in The Cable Guy. He leaves behind his son Christopher, daughter Carin, and brother Carroll.
(1953 – March 2, 2022)
Game of Thrones alum John Stahl passed away at 68 years old on March 2. No cause of death was revealed. The actor played Rickard Karstark for two seasons of the HBO hit. He was also well-known for starring in the Scottish soap opera Take the High Road. His last acting credit was in Netflix‘s A Castle For Christmas. Outside of TV, John was also a lover of theater who performed with The Royal Shakespeare Company and The National Theatre. He leaves behind his wife Jane Paton.
Lil Bo Weep
(DOB Unknown – March 3, 2021)
Singer Lil Bo Weep, born Winona Brooks, died on March 3, according to her father Matthew Schofield. No specific cause of death was revealed. She was just 22. The Australian, who gained fame in 2015 after releasing her music on SoundCloud, was battling with mental health struggles and addiction before her death. Her father wrote:
“This weekend we lost the fight for my daughter’s life against depression, trauma, PTSD and drug addiction that we have been fighting since we got her back from America through emergency repatriation DFAT but broken.”
Sadly, she succumbed to her struggles, he added:
“She fought hard against her demons as we all did side by side next to her and picking up the broken pieces over and over again, but she could not fight any more and we lost her.”
Scott Hall (Razor Ramon)
(October 20, 1958 – March 14, 2022)
Hall of Fame wrestler Scott Hall, who went by Razor Ramon (a Cuban American “Bad Guy” character) in the ring, died on March 14 at the age of 63, WWE confirmed. According to PWTorch, the wrestler had been on life support for two days after suffering serious complications from hip replacement surgery. Scott was most famous for being one-third of the stable New World Order with Kevin Nash and Hulk Hogan. He also competed under his own name and won several major championships throughout his lengthy career.
(DOB Unknown – March 14, 2022)
Transgender porn star Angelina Please was found dead in her Las Vegas apartment on March 14 after having not been heard from for five days. She was just 24. No cause of death has been revealed. The Chicago native, born Francesca Elizabeth, was remembered fondly by many friends and colleagues in the adult film industry.
(DOB Unknown – March 7, 2022)
Joshua Tharpe, a guest star on the CMT reality series Party Down South, died on March 7 after suffering a heart attack, according to his brother Billy who spoke to TMZ. The 42-year-old was found dead in his apartment in Baton Rouge, Louisiana by his mother after not showing up at a friend’s house the night before. He had reportedly experienced a similar, though milder, health issue the year prior that his family believed he had recovered from.
(April 2, 1971 – March 12, 2022)
Traci Braxton, singer and star of the Braxton Family Values, sadly passed away on March 12 after a year-long battle with esophageal cancer. She was just 50 years old. According to TMZ, the reality star died with her family by her side. Her husband, Kevin Surratt, confirmed:
“We have come to a time where we must inform the public that after a year of privately undergoing a series of treatment for Esophageal cancer our beloved Traci Braxton has gone on to glory.”
Her sister Toni Braxton also remembered her as a “bright light” who will be “dearly” missed.
(May 8, 1940 – March 10, 2022)
Emilio Delgado, the actor who played Fix-It Shop owner Luis Rodriguez on Sesame Street for 45 years, died on March 10 following a battle with cancer. He was 81. Sesame Workshop honored the legendary actor with an emotional tribute, saying:
“A beloved member of the Sesame family for over 50 years, his warmth and humor invited children to share a friendship that has echoed through generations. At the forefront of representation, Emilio proudly laid claim to the ‘record for the longest-running role for a Mexican-American in a TV series.’ We are so grateful he shared his talents with us and with the world.”
(January 1, 1931 – March 10, 2022)
Bobbie Nelson, the eldest sister of Willie Nelson and the original pianist and singer for the Willie Nelson and Family Band, died on March 11. She was 91. Aside from her musical accomplishments, she was also an author of two memoirs and several children’s books.
(March 20, 1950 – March 13, 2022)
William Hurt, the Oscar-winning actor known for Kiss of the Spider Woman and his appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (as Secretary of State Thaddeus Ross), died on March 13. The 71-year-old passed away from natural causes according to his son, Will Hurt, who told Deadline:
“It is with great sadness that the Hurt family mourns the passing of William Hurt, beloved father, and Oscar winning actor, on March 13, 2022, one week before his 72nd birthday. He died peacefully, among family, of natural causes. The family requests privacy at this time.”
(October 13, 1971 – March 13, 2022)
Brent Renaud, a documentarian best known for films Off to War and Last Chance High, was shot and killed in Irpin, Ukraine on March 13. He was 50. According to reports, the vehicle he was in was targeted by Russian forces. He was in the area making a documentary about the global refugee crisis amid Vladimir Putin’s attacks.
(May 15, 1937, – March 23, 2022)
Madeleine Albright, the first woman to become United States secretary of state, died on March 23 following a battle with cancer. She was 84. Her family confirmed the tragic news in a statement, saying:
“We are heartbroken to announce that Dr. Madeleine K. Albright, the 64th U.S. Secretary of State and the first woman to hold that position, passed away earlier today. The cause was cancer. She was surrounded by family and friends. We have lost a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.”
Madeleine worked under President Bill Clinton‘s administration from 1997 to 2001. She previously served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations from 1993 to 1997.
(February 17, 1972 – March 25, 2022)
The Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins tragically died on March 25 while in Bogota, Colombia for a concert. He was just 50. The legendary band — including Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, and Rami Jaffee — announced the heartbreaking news in a statement, saying:
“The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins. His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with all of us forever. Our hearts go out to his wife, children, and family, and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect in this unimaginably difficult time.”
According to the Attorney General of Colombia, 10 substances were found in the rock star’s system at the time of his death including opioids, benzodiazepines, tricyclic antidepressants, and THC, the psychoactive compound in marijuana. The official cause of death was not revealed. He leaves behind his wife Alison Hawkins and their three children, Oliver, Annabelle, and Everleigh.
(DOB Unknown – March 30, 2022)
Makeup industry leader AJ Crimson died on March 30. He was just 27. His family confirmed his death in a statement to Entertainment Tonight, remembering him for helping to make the beauty industry accessible to all. His brand, AJ Crimson Beauty, was known for creating extensive shades for varying complexions. The statement read:
“AJ Crimson was a makeup industry leader that set a standard of beauty that was elevated, beautiful, and accessible to people of all color. We as a family are heartbroken and devastated by his passing, but thankful for the lessons that he laid on each of us with his truth, directness, and leadership.”
(August 4, 1988 – March 30, 2022)
Tom Parker passed away on March 30 at 33 years old after a nearly two-year battle with a terminal brain tumor. The Wanted singer’s wife Kelsey announced the tragic news on Instagram, sharing with followers:
“It is with the heaviest of hearts that we confirm Tom passed away peacefully earlier today with all of his family by his side. Our hearts are broken. Tom was the centre of our world and we can’t imagine life without his infectious smile and energetic presence. We are truly thankful for the outpouring of love and support and ask that we all unite to ensure Tom’s light continues to shine for his beautiful children. Thank you to everyone who has supported in his care throughout, he fought until the very end. I’m forever proud of you”
The pop star announced he was diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma in October 2020. He underwent several rounds of grueling chemotherapy and radiotherapy throughout his treatment, giving him as much time as possible to share with loved ones. He leaves behind a 2-year-old daughter, Aurelia, and a 1-year-old son, Bodhi.
(April 22, 1928 – April 2, 2022)
Estelle Harris, best known for her role as George Constanza’s mother on Seinfeld and as Mrs. Potato Head in the Toy Story franchise, sadly passed away at 93 years old on April 2. According to her son Glen Harris who spoke with Deadline, she died of natural causes in Palm Desert, California. He remembered her by sharing with the outlet:
“Her kindness, passion, sensitivity, humor, empathy and love were practically unrivaled, and she will be terribly missed by all those who knew her.”
(April 26, 1942 – April 5, 2022)
Bobby Rydell, a teen idol in the early 1960s, sadly passed away on April 5 at 79. In a statement, Maria Novey, a spokeswoman for the artist, shared that his death was caused by complications from pneumonia. The Philly-born star was famous for his hit songs like Valore, Wild One, Kissin’ Time, and We Got Love. His dance number with Ann-Margret in the 1963 movie Bye Bye Birdie has gone down in history as one of the film’s most famous scenes. He was so popular that Grease even named its Rydell High School after him.
(February 28, 1955 – April 12, 2022)
Legendary comedian Gilbert Gottfried passed away at age 67 following a battle with a “long illness,” according to his family who released a statement about his death via social media on April 12, saying:
“We are heartbroken to announce the passing of our beloved Gilbert Gottfried after a long illness. In addition to being the most iconic voice in comedy, Gilbert was a wonderful husband, brother, friend and father to his two young children. Although today is a sad day for all of us, please keep laughing as loud as possible in Gilbert’s honor.”
The beloved actor’s official cause of death was not revealed. He leaves behind his wife Dara Kravitz and their children Lily, 14, and Max, 12.
(June 28, 1970 – April 14, 2022)
Rio Hackford, known for his roles in The Mandalorian, Treme, and American Crime Story, passed away on April 14. Days later, his father Taylor Hackford and stepmother Helen Mirren revealed that the 51-year-old actor died from “uveal melanoma, a very aggressive and rare form of cancer.” His brother Alex Hackford was the first to break the devastating news.
(October 27, 1965 – April 20, 2022)
Ralph Kiser, who came in ninth place on Survivor: Redemption Island, died on April 20 at just 56 after suffering a heart attack, according to his family. He was remembered as a “hardworking man” and “damn good hunter” by his nephew who confirmed the devastating news with The Sun.
(May 18, 1931 – April 20, 2022)
Robert Morse, known for Broadway’s How To Success In Business Without Really Trying and Mad Men (for which he was nominated for an Emmy five times), died after a “short illness” on April 20, his son Charlie confirmed to ABC. He was 90 years old. He also leaves behind a daughter, Allyn. Following the sad news, writer-producer Larry Karaszewski mourned his dear friend on Twitter, writing:
“My good pal Bobby Morse has passed away at age 90. A huge talent and a beautiful spirit. Sending love to his son Charlie & daughter Allyn. Had so much fun hanging with Bobby over the years – filming People v OJ & hosting so many screenings (How To Succeed, Loved One, That’s Life).”
(February 3, 1940 – April 17, 2022)
Jim Hartz, who co-hosted the Today show alongside Barbara Walters in the ‘70s, died on April 17 after suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 82 years old. Before hosting the morning show for two years, at 24 years old, he became the youngest correspondent NBC had ever hired.
(April 10, 1929 – April 15, 2022)
Seinfeld alum Liz Sheridan died in her sleep due to natural causes in her NYC home on April 15. She was 93 years old. Aside from playing Helen Seinfeld on the sitcom, she also appeared in Alf, The A-Team, and One Day at a Time. In 2001, she wrote a memoir detailing her romance with James Dean, as well, titled Dizzy & Jimmy: My Life With James Dean: A Love Story.
(DOB Unknown – May 1, 2022)
Toddlers & Tiaras star Kailia Posey passed away on May 1 at just 16 years old. The beauty pageant queen’s family later told TMZ she died by suicide, saying:
“Although she was an accomplished teenager with a bright future ahead of her, unfortunately in one impetuous moment, she made the rash decision to end her earthly life.”
(November 15, 1934 – April 29, 2022)
Joanna Barnes, best known for playing Vicki in both Parent Trap films, passed away after suffering multiple health problems, according to her friend Sally Jackson who spoke with The Hollywood Reporter. The actress, also known for The Beverly Hillbillies, Spartacus, and Tarzan, the Ape Man, was 87 years old.
(January 11, 1946 – April 30, 2022)
Country music star Naomi Judd, one half of the duo The Judds, passed away at 76 on April 30. Her daughters Ashley and Wynonna Judd were the ones to announce her death, writing in a statement on Instagram:
“Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness. We are shattered. We are navigating profound grief and know that as we loved her, she was loved by her public. We are in unknown territory.”
According to reports and multiple sources who spoke to People, she died by suicide just one day before she was set to be inducted into Nashville’s Country Music Hall Of Fame.
(May 25, 1973 – April 27, 2022)
ER alum Jossara Jinaro died on April 27 after a battle with cancer. She was 48. The Judging Amy alum’s husband, Matt Bogado, revealed the news on Facebook, saying:
“With great sorrow, I announce the passing of my wife, Jossara Jinaro, on this date, April 27, 2022. Jossara bravely fought cancer and came home to be surrounded by family. Jossara was an amazing wife, mother, artist, and friend. She had the most beautiful, kind soul and wouldn’t take no for an answer. Even in her last moments, she was still fighting. She is now resting in peace and will be remembered forever. Myself, Liam, and Emrys will miss her so deeply, although we know she is in our hearts and guiding us every step of the way.”
(September 2, 1935 – April 27, 2022)
Kenneth Tsang, an actor whose career spanned 50 years, died on April 27 at a COVID-19 quarantine hotel in Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui district. He was 87. According to the South China Morning Post, after returning from a trip to Singapore, Kenneth checked into a hotel to quarantine. Two days later, he was found in his hotel room after having collapsed on the floor. He is most famous for films like Die Another Day, A Better Tomorrow, The Replacement Killers, Rush Hour 2, and The Killer.
(April 23, 1939 – April 27, 2022)
David Birney, a veteran TV actor and Broadway star, passed away on April 27 at his home in Santa Monica. He was 83. According to his life partner, Michele Roberge, who spoke with The New York Times, the actor died following a battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was diagnosed with the illness in 2017. David was best known for work in St. Elsewhere, Bridget Loves Bernie, Hawaii Five-O, The Love Boat, and Murder, She Wrote.
(May 10, 1954 – May 5, 2022)
Character actor Mike Hagerty passed on May 5 at 67 years old. His Somebody Somewhere co-star Bridget Everett announced his passing via social media, sharing:
“With great sadness, the family of Michael G. Hagerty announced his death yesterday in Los Angeles. A beloved character actor, his love of his hometown of Chicago and his family were the cornerstones of his life. Mike, a devoted husband, is survived by his wife Mary Kathryn, his sister Mary Ann Hagerty, her wife Kathleen O’Rourke, and their daughter Meg. He will be sorely missed.”
Aside from his latest HBO Max series, Mike was beloved for his role as Mr. Treeger on Friends and Billy Pratt in Overboard, among many other TV shows and film appearances.
(October 14, 1956 – May 7, 2022)
Law & Order alum and Broadway star Bruce MacVittie died on May 7, his wife, Carol Ochs, told the New York Times. He was 65. No cause of death was revealed. Bruce was best known for his roles in The Sopranos, Sex and the City, and When They See Us, among many other films and TV shows.
(March 9, 1936 – May 7, 2022)
Country singer Mickey Gilley died on May 7 in Branson, Missouri. His publicist Zach Farnum confirmed his death, telling outlets:
“Gilley was 86 and had just come off of the road, his favorite place, having played ten shows in April. He passed peacefully with his family and close friends by his side.”
He was best known as the pioneer of the “urban cowboy” style. He had 17 no. 1 country records throughout his career, including his cover of Room Full of Roses.
(December 30, 1942 – May 8, 2022)
Fred Ward died on May 8 at the age of 79. No cause of death was revealed at that time. He was famous for his roles in Sweet Home Alabama, Tremors, The Right Stuff, Miami Blues, and Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins. More recently, he appeared in True Detective. He leaves behind his wife of 27 years, Marie-France Ward, and his son Django Ward.
(February 2, 1942 – May 9, 2022)
Bo Hopkins, who starred in hit ‘60s and ‘70s films like American Grafitti, The Wild Bunch, Midnight Express, died on May 9 at the age of 84 after suffering a heart attack. His wife Sian told The Hollywood Reporter the devastating news on May 28, sharing that the actor died at a Van Nuys, California hospital. A statement on his website then read:
“It is with great sadness that we announce that Bo has passed away. Bo loved hearing from his fans from around the world, and although he was unable to respond to every email over the last few years, he appreciated hearing from each and every one of you.”
(March 16, 1998 – May 13, 2022)
Lil Keed, a rapper signed to Young Thug’s Young Stoner Life label and 300 Entertainment, died on May 13 in Los Angeles. He was just 24. A representative for the 300 Entertainment label confirmed the musician, born Raqhid Jevon Render, died, but the cause of death was not announced.
(November 7, 1946 – May 16, 2022)
John Aylward, an actor best known for his performances as Dr. Donald Anspaugh on ER and former DNC chairman Barry Goodwin on The West Wing, died on May 16 at 75. His wife, Mary Fields, confirmed the devastating news to Deadline, saying that he passed away in his home in Seattle of natural causes.
(May 21, 1984 – May 17, 2022)
Soap opera actress Marnie Schulenburg died following a battle with stage 4 metastatic breast. She was 37. Best known for her role as Jo Sullivan in Hulu’s One Life to Live reboot as well as Alison Stewart on As the World Turns, she was diagnosed with cancer in 2020, just months after welcoming her daughter Coda with husband, Zack Rodidas. Mourning his wife’s loss, the Success star wrote on Facebook:
“Please don’t say Marnie lost her battle to cancer. It’s simply not true. I watched her kick cancer’s ass everyday since diagnosis.”
“She is incredible. We chose to attack her diagnosis with blind optimism. We only talked about the future and continued moving forward. I don’t know if this was right but it’s all we knew how to do.”
(DOB Unknown – May 19, 2022)
TV actor John Zderko died following a battle with cancer on May 19. He was best known for his roles on Criminal Minds, The Mentalist, Bosch: Legacy, and 9-1-1: Lone Star. The 60-year-old’s publicist Peter Scott told ET:
“John battled cancer throughout the years, but despite his health challenges he remained steadfast to his acting goals, always reaching for the next rung on the ladder. He was a good communicator and goal oriented, taking his career opportunities seriously and treating those around him with respect. As his manager, I appreciated his fearless approach to his craft. My heart goes out to his loved ones. I am sure that the fire he brought to his acting was merely an extension of who he was in all of his relationships with friends and family.”
(December 18, 1954 – May 26, 2022)
Iconic actor Ray Liotta passed away on May 26 at 67 years old. He was reportedly shooting the movie Dangerous Waters in the Dominican Republic when he passed away in his sleep, according to Deadline. He was best known for starring in Goodfellas as well as, more recently, the Sopranos prequel, The Many Saints of Newark, and Marriage Story, among many film credits that span four decades. He leaves behind his daughter Karsen and fiancée Jacy Nittolo.
(June 15, 1992 – May 2022)
On May 29, Tytyana Miller’s father Master P announced her death via Instagram. The Growing Up Hip Hop star was 29. Per ET, it is unclear what day she passed away or what her cause of death was. The rapper shared:
“Our family is dealing with an overwhelming grief for the loss of my daughter Tytyana. We respectfully request some privacy so that our family can grieve. We appreciate all of the prayers love and support. Mental illness & substance abuse is a real issue that we can’t be afraid to talk about. With God, we will get through this.”
Alec John Such
(November 14, 1951 – June 5, 2022)
Alec John Such, one of the founding members of Bon Jovi, died on Jun 5 at 70 years old. Jon Bon Jovi announced the sad news on social media, saying:
“He was an original. As a founding member of Bon Jovi, Alec was integral to the formation of the band. … Alec was always wild and full of life. Today these special memories bring a smile to my face and a tear to my eye. We will miss him dearly.”
According to TMZ, it is believed he died of natural causes.
(November 4, 1987 – June 5, 2022)
Rapper Trouble, also known as Skoob and born Mariel Semonte Orr, passed away on June 5 after he was shot and killed during a home invasion in Georgia. The 34-year-old was signed to Def Jam Recordings and had collaborated with talents like Drake, The Weeknd, Fetty Wap, Offset, and more.
(June 28, 2002 – June 9, 2022)
TikTok star Cooper Noriega passed away on June 9 at just 19 years old. The cause of his death was not revealed. He was discovered unconscious in a mall parking lot outside of LA.
Philip Baker Hall
(September 10, 1931 – June 12, 2022)
Acclaimed character actor Philip Baker Hall passed away on June 12 at 90 years old. His death was announced by his wife, Holly Wolfle Hall, who shared that he died surrounded by loved ones in Glendale, California. Philip was most famous for his roles in Hard Eight, Boogie Nights, and Magnolia. He was also the beloved character Mr. Bookman, who hunted down a long-overdue library book, in season 3 of Seinfeld.
(2004 – June 16, 2022)
Actor Tyler Sanders, who most recently starred in 9-1-1: Lone Star, passed away on June 16. He was just 18. According to TMZ, he was found in his LA home unresponsive. Law enforcement sources told the outlet that they received a call from a male who was having trouble breathing. He was pronounced dead at the scene with no immediate signs of foul play or suspicious circumstances. Tyler began acting at 10 and had already received an Emmy nomination for his work in Amazon Prime Video’s Just Add Magic: Mystery City. He also appeared in The Rookie and shot a pilot with Leah Remini in 2017.
(September 23, 1951 – June 19, 2022)
Fleetwood Mac keyboardist and founding member of David Lee Roth Band, Brett Tuggle, died at 70 on June 19. His son Matt confirmed his death while speaking to Rolling Stone, explaining that he passed away following cancer complications. He also leaves behind his daughter Michelle. Matt expressed:
“He was loved by his family so much. His family was with him throughout the entire time of his illness. He was a lovely father. He gave me music in my life.”
(DOB Unknown – June 20, 2022)
Gleycy Correia, who was crowned Miss United Continents Brazil in 2018, died on June 20 after alleged complications from routine tonsil surgery. She was just 27. Days after having surgery in March, she suffered a brain hemorrhage and fell into a two-month-long coma before she passed away.
(December 14, 1995 – June 21, 2022)
Baltimore Ravens star Jaylon Ferguson died at 26. He was found unresponsive at his home on June 21 with the NFL later confirming his tragic death. The organization expressed its condolences to his family and friends, saying:
“We express our heartfelt condolences to Jaylon’s family and friends as we mourn a life lost much too soon.”
His agent, Safarrah Lawson, added:
“He will be remembered not just as a football player, but as a great father, son, brother and friend. The family asks for your continued prayers.”
(September 21, 1960 – June 26, 2022)
Actress Mary Mara sadly died on June 26 while swimming in the St. Lawrence River in New York. According to the New York State Police, the 61-year-old was visiting her sister in the area when she reportedly wanted to get some exercise. She was found in the water after officials were informed of a possible drowning. There were no signs of foul play. She was known for her TV roles in Ray Donovan, ER, NYPD, Lost, Law and Order, as well as films like Mr. Saturday Night and The Hard Way.
(DOB Unknown – June 27, 2022)
Canadian comedian Nick Nemeroff passed away at just 32 years old on June 27. No cause of death was revealed, but his manager, Morgan Flood of Grand Wave Entertainment, reportedly told CBC News that he “died in his sleep.” Nick’s family announced his passing via Instagram, saying:
“It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved brother Nick Nemeroff. Nick’s dedication to standup comedy was formidable, and produced amazing results.”
Throughout his career, Nick made many laugh during an appearance on Conan, performance at the Just For Laughs festival, and time on Season 2 of CTV Comedy‘s Roast Battle Canada. He received a Juno Award for his first comedy album The Pursuit of Comedy Has Ruined My Life in 2021.
(March 26, 1940 – July 6, 2022)
The Godfather star James Caan passed away at 82 years old on July 6. His family shared the news on Twitter, writing:
“It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Jimmy on the evening of July 6. The family appreciates the outpouring of love and heartfelt condolences and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time. End of tweet”
No cause of death was revealed. Aside from starring as Sonny Corleone in The Godfather, James was best known for his roles in Elf, Misery, Godfather Part II, Brian’s Song, and The Gambler.
(July 29, 1942 – July 8, 2022)
Actor Tony Sirico, Tony Soprano’s associate Peter Paul “Paulie Walnuts” Gualtieri on The Sopranos, passed away at 79 on July 8. He was remembered by former co-star Michael Imperioli as being “tough,” “loyal,” and “big hearted.” Michael noted:
“I was at his side through so much: through good times and bad. But mostly good. And we had a lot of laughs. … I will miss him forever. He is truly irreplaceable.”
Sirico leaves behind two children, Joanne and Richard.
(DOB Unknown – July 10, 2022)
Busisiwe “Busi” Lurayi, star of Netflix’s comedy How To Ruin Christmas, was found dead on July 10. She was just 36. The actress’ family released the devastating news in a statement via her talent agency Eyes Media Agency, explaining that the cause of death was still “unknown,” saying:
“We are deeply saddened to notify you of the passing of our beloved Busisiwe Lurayi. Busisiwe passed away suddenly and was pronounced dead at her residence on Sunday by medical personnel. The reason for her death is still unknown as we await the results of the autopsy report.”
(February 20, 1949 – July 14, 2022)
Donald Trump’s first wife Ivana Trump passed away unexpectedly on July 14. She was 73. According to the New York City Police Department, the Czech-American businesswoman was found in her Upper East Side home at 12:40 p.m. after first responders received a 911 call. She was found alone and unresponsive on the stairs. Police believe she seemingly died of natural causes and are not considering her death suspicious.
The former president, who was married to Ivana from 1977 and 1992 and with whom they shared kids Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric, announced her death via Truth Social, writing:
“I am very saddened to inform all of those that loved her, of which there are many, that Ivana Trump has passed away at her home in New York City. She was a wonderful, beautiful, and amazing woman, who led a great and inspirational life. Her pride and joy were her three children, Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric. She was so proud of them, as we were all so proud of her. Rest In Peace, Ivana!”
(April 20, 1948 – July 8, 2022)
Gregory Itzin, an actor best known for his role as President Charles Logan in 24, passed away on July 8 at 74 due to complications during an emergency surgery, his representative told The Hollywood Reporter. The FOX series’ executive producer Jon Cassar mourned his loss, writing on Twitter:
“He was one of the most talented actors I had the honor to work with, but more than that he was an all around great guy. He’ll be missed by his 24 family who had nothing but love & respect for him.”
The Emmy nominee leaves behind his wife, Judie, their two children, and one grandchild.
(DOB Unknown – July 21, 2022)
Shonka Dukureh, famous for her role in Elvis, passed away on July 21 at just 44. She was found dead in her Nashville apartment, which she shared with her two young children. No foul play was suspected, per police. She most recently played Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton in the 2022 Baz Luhrmann film Elvis.
(July 29, 1941 – July 24, 2022)
David Warner, an English actor who appeared in Titanic and Tron, died on July 24 at 80 years old. According to his family in a statement shared with CNN by his talent agency, he died from “cancer-related illness.” He had been sick for 18 months and “approached his diagnosis with a characteristic grace and dignity.” His career spanned 50 years and included hits like Twin Peaks, Time After Time, A Christmas Carol, and more.
Howard ‘Howie’ Kleinberg
(DOB Unknown – July 25, 2022)
Howard ‘Howie’ Kleinberg, who appeared in season 3 of Top Chef, died after suffering a heart attack, his mother told the Miami Herald. He was 46. He is survived by his mother, stepfather, sister, and her children.
(July 15, 1927 – June 27, 2022)
Joe Turkel, an actor best known for his roles in The Shining and Blade Runner, died at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica on June 27. He was 94. His son Craig Turkel revealed his death was caused by liver failure, per the NYT. His manager, Chris Carbaugh, mourned his passing in a statement to TheWrap, saying:
“He was very proud of being the only actor to do 3 Stanley Kubrick films and loved to share his experiences with family, friends and fans. He was an old Brooklyn boy and loved seeing his brother, 2 sons and grand kids. I will always appreciate the time we got to spend with this legend. Your money is no good here Mr. Turkel…you will ALWAYS be more human than human.”
The last bit was a reference to his Blade Runner character Eldon Tyrell’s famous motto. He earned over 100 credits for film and TV throughout his career.
(April 13, 1945 – July 27, 2022)
Leave It To Beaver star Tony Dow passed away following a battle with cancer on July 27. He was 77. The actor, most famous for playing Beaver’s older brother, Wally, in the 1950s sitcom, was remembered by his son Christopher in a heartfelt post on social media, saying:
“Although this is a very sad day, I have comfort and peace that he is in a better place. He was the best Dad anyone could ask for. He was my coach, my mentor, my voice of reason, my best friend, my best man in my wedding, and my hero. My wife said something powerful and shows the kind of man he was. She said: ‘Tony was such a kind man. He had such a huge heart and I’ve never heard Tony say a bad or negative thing about anyone.’”
His agent Frank Bilotta also told Us Weekly:
“We know that the world is collectively saddened by the loss of this incredible man. He gave so much to us all and was loved by so many. One fan said it best — ‘It is rare when there is a person who is so universally loved like Tony.’”
(May 5, 1927 – July 30, 2022)
Pat Carroll, a voiceover artist best known as Ursula in The Little Mermaid, passed away on July 30 at 95 in her Cape Cod, MA home. Her daughter Kerry Karsian told The Hollywood Reporter that her death was caused by pneumonia.
(December 28, 1932 – July 30, 2022)
Actress Nichelle Nichols, known for her role as Uhura in Star Trek and for her groundbreaking depiction of TV’s first interracial kiss, died on July 30 at 89. Her son Kyle Johnson confirmed the devastating loss, writing on her Facebook page:
“I regret to inform you that a great light in the firmament no longer shines for us as it has for so many years. Last night, my mother, Nichelle Nichols, succumbed to natural causes and passed away. Her light however, like the ancient galaxies now being seen for the first time, will remain for us and future generations to enjoy, learn from, and draw inspiration. Hers was a life well lived and as such a model for us all.”
The New York Times reported that she passed away in Silver City, New Mexico and that heart failure was her official cause of death.
(DOB Unknown – August 7, 2022)
Together we mourn the untimely passing of Street Outlaws racer Ryan Fellows this past weekend. Our heart-felt thoughts are with his family and loved ones in this dark time. pic.twitter.com/xS0hECLBku
— Pilgrim Studios (@Pilgrim_Studios) August 9, 2022
Ryan Fellows died in a car accident filming a race for the Discovery series, Street Outlaws, on August 7 outside of Las Vegas. He was driving a gold Nissan 240z and lost control of the vehicle near the finish line while racing another driver for an episode, per TMZ. The car rolled and caught fire. He was just 41 years old. The series mourned his loss, writing:
“The Street Outlaws family is heartbroken by the accident that led to the tragic death of Ryan Fellows. We extend our deepest sympathy to Ryan’s loved ones as they process this sudden and devastating loss.”
Roger E. Mosley
(December 18, 1938 – August 7, 2022)
Magnum P.I. star Roger E. Mosley died on August 7 at 84, according to his daughter Ch-a Mosley via Facebook. One day before, his daughter shared he was in a car accident that left him paralyzed from the shoulders down. An official cause of death was not announced. She shared:
“He was surrounded by family as he transcended peacefully. We could never mourn such an amazing man. He would HATE any crying done in his name. It is time to celebrate the legacy he left for us all. I love you daddy. You loved me too. My heart is heavy but I am strong. I will care for mommy [Antoinette Laudermilk], your love of almost 60 years. You raised me well and she is in good hands. Rest easy.”
(September 26, 1948 – August 8, 2022)
Actress Olivia Newton-John passed away at 73 years old on August 8. She lived with breast cancer since 1992. In 2017, she announced that her cancer had returned and she was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer. The Grease star’s husband, John Easterling, mournfully confirmed her passing in a statement on social media, writing:
“Dame Olivia Newton-John (73) passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends. We ask that everyone please respect the family’s privacy during this very difficult time.
Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer. Her healing inspiration and pioneering experience with plant medicine continues with the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund, dedicated to researching plant medicine and cancer. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any donations be made in her memory to the Olivia Newton-John Foundation Fund (ONJFoundationFund.org).”
Aside from her iconic role as Sandy in the ever-popular musical, Olivia was an accomplished singer-songwriter, entrepreneur, and activist. She leaves behind her 36-year-old daughter Chloe Rose Lattanzi whom she shared with ex-husband Matt Lattanzi.
(March 14, 1941 – August 12, 2022)
Director Wolfgang Petersen died on August 12 at age 81 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. His publicist told the Hollywood Reporter he died in his Brentwood, California home with his wife, Maria-Antoinette Borgel, by his side. He was best known for his films Das Boot, In the Line of Fire, The Perfect Storm, Outbreak, and Troy. He also wrote and directed the 1984 hit family film, The NeverEnding Story.
(May 25, 1969 – August 12, 2022)
Actress Anne Heche passed away on August 12 after suffering extensive injuries following a fiery car crash in Los Angeles. She was just 53. The Daytime Emmy winner’s family announced the tragic news via TMZ, saying:
“We have lost a bright light, a kind and most joyful soul, a loving mother, and a loyal friend. Anne will be deeply missed but she lives on through her beautiful sons, her iconic body of work, and her passionate advocacy. Her bravery for always standing in her truth, spreading her message of love and acceptance, will continue to have a lasting impact.”
Anne was mom to Atlas Heche Tupper, 13, whom she shared with ex James Tupper, and Homer Laffoon, 20, whom she shared with ex-husband Coleman Laffoon. She first gained recognition for her roles as Vicky Hudson and Marley Love on the soap opera Another World. She was also known for Spread, Donnie Brasco, Men in Trees, and The Brave. She even co-hosted the podcast Better Together with Heather Duffy. The celeb also made headlines for her high-profile relationship with Ellen DeGeneres in the late ’90s.
(July 30, 1990 – August 12, 2022)
MTV star Teddy Ray, who co-hosted Messyness, passed away on August 12. All Def Digital, who frequently collaborated with the comedian, confirmed his passing, sharing:
“All Def Family, we’re heartbroken and still can’t believe that our brother Teddy Ray has passed away. Teddy was the kindest person you could ever meet. He was always smiling. He had a natural ability to make anyone laugh in any situation and his laugh was infectious! To know Teddy was to love him. Teddy is a great one and a legend of All Def. We will miss him everyday but we know he will have Heaven laughing.”
Per TMZ, his death was reportedly an apparent drowning in Rancho Mirage, California. He was best known for appearances on Wild ‘n Out, How to Be Broke, and Pause with Sam Jay.
(April 30, 1973 – August 13, 2022)
Actress Robyn Griggs, who was best known for her role in the soap opera Another World, passed away at age 49 on August 13. The indie horror icon was diagnosed with late-stage cervical cancer in 2020. A month before her death, she told follows on Facebook that she had developed four new tumors due to her disease, which eventually resulted in hospice care. Her friend then confirmed her passing in a heartbreaking post, writing:
With a heavy heart, I am saddened to announce Robyn’s passing.
However, she is no longer suffering and would want us to remember that and the good memories.
I will never forget how open she was to telling her story, and accepting of me helping her tell it. She wanted to help people and spread the word of her story to do it. I was honored to do so.”
Aside from Another World, Robyn also made a name for herself in One Life To Live. More recently, she was known for Hellweek, Dead Clowns, and Slashers Gone Wild.
(February 21, 1958 – August 13, 2022)
Beverly Hills, 90210 alum Denise Dowse passed away at age 64 on August 13. She was left in a coma after being hospitalized for meningitis, her sister Tracey Dowse said on Instagram:
“I want to take this moment to thank our friends and family for all of the love and prayers. It is with a very heavy heart that I inform everyone that my sister, Denise Dowse, has gone forward to meet our family in eternal life. Denise Yvonne Dowse was the most amazing sister, a consummate, illustrious actress, mentor and director. She was my very best friend and final family member.”
(August 19, 1959 – August 15, 2022)
Steve Grimmett, the frontman for the heavy metal band Grim Reaper, died on August 15. He was 62. His son Russ Grimmett announced his death via Facebook, writing:
“We can’t begin to put into words the current feelings. But as dad was so well known the news is starting to reach out earlier than we would have liked. Unfortunately, our dad passed away today and leaves a massive hole in the world and our hearts.”
Virginia Patton Moss
(June 25, 1925 – August 18, 2022)
Actress Virginia Patton Moss, who played Harry Bailey’s wife, Ruth Dakin Bailey, in the holiday classic It’s a Wonderful Life, died on August 18 in Albany, Georgia. She was 97. Karolyn Grimes, who played Zuzu Bailey, shared the sad news via Facebook, writing:
“We have another angel! Virginia Patton Moss. She was 97 years old. She is now with her beloved [late husband] Cruse [Moss]. She will be missed!”
(July 26, 1948 – August 20, 2022)
Leon Vitali, an actor who starred in many of Stanley Kubrick‘s films (including The Shining, Eyes Wide Shut, and Barry Lyndon) and worked as Kubrick’s assistant before his death, passed away at age 74 on August 20. The late director’s official Instagram account paid tribute to the star, writing:
“These announcements are never easy, but this one has hit us particularly hard this morning. It is with the greatest of sadness that we have to tell you that the talented, loyal & mainstay of a vast number of Kubrick’s films, Leon Vitali, passed away peacefully last night. Our thoughts are with his family and all that knew and loved him. We will be paying tribute to Leon all day to honour him.”
Joe E. Tata
(September 13, 1936 – August 24, 2022)
Actor Joe E. Tata, best known for playing Nat on Beverly Hills 90210, passed away on August 24 at 85 years old. His co-star Ian Ziering confirmed his death via a heartfelt post on Instagram. He shared:
“One of the happiest people I’ve ever worked with, he was as generous with his wisdom as he was with his kindness. Though the peach pit was a 90210 set, It often felt like the backdrop to the Joe E Tata show. The stories of days gone by that he would share, incredible experiences in the entertainment industry that he was a part of would keep us all captivated. He may have been in the back of many scenes, but he was a leading force, especially to us guys, on how to appreciate the gift that 90210 was. My smile dims today but basking in fond memories moves him from my eyes to my heart where he will always be.”
According to a GoFundMe page started by Joe’s daughter, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2017.
(July 29, 1946 – August 27, 2022)
Robert LuPone, the brother of Broadway icon Patti LuPone, died on August 27 after a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 76. He was well-known for his career on Broadway, off-Broadway, and for playing Tony Soprano’s next-door neighbor on HBO’s hit series The Sopranos.
(February 5, 1990 – August 29, 2022)
Actress Charlbi Dean passed away from “an unexpected sudden illness” on August 29, according to a rep to NBC News. She was just 32. The South African performer was best known for playing Syonide on Black Lightning. Her upcoming film Triangle of Sadness co-starring Woody Harrelson is set to premiere in theaters in October. She appeared alongside her cast members at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, where the movie won the prestigious Palme d’Or award, in May.
David A. Arnold
(March 15, 1968 – September 7, 2022)
Comedian and screenwriter David A. Arnold passed away at just 54 years old on September 7. Aside from his stand-ups, the performer was also known for creating Nickelodeon’s series That Girl Lay Lay. His other writing and producing credits include Fuller House, Side Hustle, and Bigger. His family announced his death via a statement to EW, saying:
“It is with great sadness that we confirm the untimely passing of our husband, father, brother and friend, David A. Arnold. Please keep our family in prayer and respect our privacy at this time as we are all shocked and devastated by this loss.”
(April 21, 1926 – September 8, 2022)
Queen Elizabeth II passed away at 96 on September 8. She was in Scotland at Balmoral Castle surrounded by family, Buckingham Palace shared:
“The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and the Queen Consort remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”
The royal matriarch’s health had been notably deteriorating in the last few years. While she maintained a busy schedule, even after the death of her 99-year-old husband Prince Philip in April 2021, the Queen was forced to cancel a scheduled virtual Privy Council meeting on the day before her death, per doctor’s orders. She completed 70 years on the throne, the longest reign in history. She leaves behind her children Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward, as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
(December 9, 1991 – September 12, 2022)
Rapper PNB Rock (born Rakim Allen), famously known for his 2016 smash hit Selfish, was killed on September 12 at just 30 years old. He was dining at the Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles in South LA when a robber demanded his jewelry before shooting him, according to Los Angeles Police Captain Kelly Muniz.
(September 12, 1971 – September 13, 2022)
Jesse Powell, an R&B legend, died in his LA home at 51 on September 13, according to his sister Tamara Powell. She did not reveal a cause of death, simply saying on social media:
“It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved son, brother, and uncle Jesse Powell. He passed away peacefully in his Los Angeles home. The family asks for privacy at this time as we mourn this tremendous loss and celebrate his everlasting legacy. Jesse loved music and he especially loved his fans who supported him throughout his career. We want you all to know what you meant to him. ~ The Powell Family.”
The artist got his start in the early 20s when a music producer scouted him performing at a local talent show in his hometown of Gary, Indiana. He was later signed to Silas Records, where he went on to release multiple studio albums. He was often praised for his four-octave vocal range in addition to his chart-topping smash hits.
(August 1, 1963 – September 28, 2022)
Rapper Coolio, born Artis Leon Ivey Jr., died on September 28 at just 59 years old. The Gangsta’s Paradise hitmaker was found unresponsive at a friend’s home in Los Angeles, according to TMZ. His official cause of death was not immediately released, but paramedics reportedly believe he died of cardiac arrest. Coolio is best known for tracks Fantastic Voyage, C U When You Get There, Hit ’em High, and the iconic Clueless go-to, Rollin’ With My Homies.
(November 7, 1949 – October 6, 2022)
The stand-up comedian known as “The Love Goddess,” Judy Tenuta, died on October 6. She was 72. Her life partner announced her passing in a post on social media, revealing she passed away after a year-long fight with cancer.
“It saddens me to share that Judy passed away on October 6, 2022. She fought cancer bravely for a year and a half and never gave up, but sometimes the universe has other plans. Please know that this community meant so much to her. We’ll keep this page alive because Judy is not gone — she left years of laughter behind. She was my love for 14 years and I already miss her more than words can say. – V (Judy’s life partner)”
— JudyTenuta (@JudyTenuta) October 11, 2022
Judy starred in two Weird Al Yankovic music videos and was known for her accordion skills.
(November 29, 1941 – October 6, 2022)
Grammy-winning musician Jody Miller passed away on October 6 at her home in Blanchard, Oklahoma due to complications from Parkinson’s disease. She was 80. Her longtime rep, Jennifer McMullen, mourned her loss in a statement, saying:
“Jody Miller’s talent cannot be overstated. She had this innate, God-given ability to interpret and communicate with the most beautiful tones and inflection. She made it look and sound so easy that it sometimes takes a moment to realize the greatness of what you are hearing. But she was just as authentic and exceptional in her own life as she was on stage and on record.”
Jody is celebrated as a pioneer for female vocalists crossing between genres. She began her career as a pop/folk artist and transitioned into country music, becoming a legend with songs like He Walks Like a Man and Queen of the House. She leaves behind her daughter, Robin Brooks Sullivan, and several grandchildren.
(October 16, 1927 – October 9, 2022)
Eileen Ryan, an actress and the mother of Sean Penn, passed away on October 9 at 94 years old. Throughout her career, she appeared in more than 60 series including The Twilight Zone, ER, Little House on the Prairie, Ally McBeal, and Grey’s Anatomy. She was also in films Parenthood, The Indian Runner, I Am Sam, and Judgment in Berlin. She was also the mom to Christopher Penn and Michael Penn with the late director Leo Penn.
(October 16, 1925 – October 11, 2022)
Actress Angela Lansbury passed away at 96 years old on October 11, her family revealed in a statement:
“The children of Dame Angela Lansbury are sad to announce that their mother died peacefully in her sleep at home in Los Angeles at 1:30 AM today, Tuesday, October 11, 2022, just five days shy of her 97th birthday.”
Angela was most known for her role in Murder, She Wrote, and for voicing Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast. She was also a Tony Award-winning Broadway star for performances in Blithe Spirit, Sweeney Todd, Mame, Dear World, and Gypsy. In 2014, Queen Elizabeth II bestowed the Dame Commander of the British Empire honor on her.
(April 29, 1955 – October 24, 2022)
On October 24, beloved actor Leslie Jordan passed away. He was 67. According to TMZ, he was driving in Hollywood when he crashed his BMW into a building. It has been reported he likely suffered a medical emergency leading to the car crash. Leslie was most famous for his roles in Will & Grace and American Horror Story, but he also grew a large following online for his comedic social commentary throughout the pandemic. His agent Sarabeth Schedeen mourned his death in a statement to CNN:
“The world is definitely a much darker place today without the love and light of Leslie Jordan. Not only was he a mega talent and joy to work with, but he provided an emotional sanctuary to the nation at one of its most difficult times. What he lacked in height he made up for in generosity and greatness as a son, brother, artist, comedian, partner and human being. Knowing that he has left the world at the height of both his professional and personal life is the only solace one can have today.”
Jerry Lee Lewis
(September 29, 1935 – October 28, 2022)
Jerry Lee Lewis, the last surviving member of the Million-Dollar Quartet at Sun Studio, passed away on October 28. He was 87. Other members of the group included Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash. Some of the rock ‘n roll star’s most famous songs include Great Balls of Fire, Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On, and Crazy Arms.
(June 18, 1994 – November 1, 2022)
Rapper Takeoff (AKA Kirshnik Khari Ball), who is one-third of Migos, was shot and killed in the early morning hours of November 1. The incident took place following an altercation during a dice game amid a private party at a bowling and pool hall in Houston, Texas. He was just 28, the youngest member of the musical group. Quavo was his uncle, and Offset was his cousin.
(December 7, 1987 – November 5, 2022)
Singer-songwriter Aaron Carter passed away on November 5 at just 34 years old. According to TMZ, the former child star was found dead at his home in Lancaster, California, after law enforcement responded to a 911 call about a male drowning in a bathtub. An official cause of death was not immediately released. Aaron, the younger brother to the Backstreet Boys‘ Nick Carter, rose to fame in the late ’90s as the singer of hits like I Want Candy and That’s How I Beat Shaq. He also acted in several films, such as Lizzie McGuire and 7th Heaven. Throughout his life, he struggled with substance abuse and mental health challenges. He leaves behind an 11-month-old son, Prince, whom he shared with his ex-fiancée Melanie Martin.
(May 26, 1975 – November 16, 2022)
Supernatural actress Nicki Aycox passed away on November 16. She was just 47. Her sister-in-law, Susan Raab Ceklosky, was the first to confirm the devastating loss, writing on Facebook:
“My beautiful, smart, fierce, incredibly talented, and loving sister-in-law, Nicki Aycox Raab, passed away yesterday [November 16] with my brother, Matt Raab, by her side. Nicki and Matt had a wonderful life together in California. She was definitely a fighter and everyone who knew her loved her.”
So very sad. Eric Kripke, the creator of the popular CW series starring Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, later took to Twitter to address the heartbreaking news, writing:
“Gutted to hear the great #NickiAycox, our first #MegMasters, passed away. Too young. She was a delight & delivered lines like honey & venom. I marvel at how she made a simple word like ‘lackluster’ legendary. #RIP #SPN #SPNFamily @JensenAckles @jarpad”
While specific details about her tragic death were not revealed, she had been battling leukemia following a 2021 diagnosis. Aside from Supernatural, she was also known for roles in CSI: Miami, The X Files: I Want to Believe, and Perfect Stranger.
(DOB Unknown 1985 – November 27, 2022)
Country star Jake Flint passed away unexpectedly just hours after his November 26 wedding to Brenda Cline, his longtime publicist, Clif Doyal, confirmed. The 37-year-old reportedly died in his sleep. Clif shared:
“He was not only a client, he was a dear friend and just a super nice guy. As you can see from the outpouring on social media, he was loved by everybody. I think a lot of it was just that he was a people person, and he had an amazing sense of humor. He made everybody laugh, and he made everybody feel welcome. He was an ambassador for Oklahoma Red Dirt music.”
Brenda also opened up about the heartbreaking loss, writing on Facebook:
“We should be going through wedding photos but instead I have to pick out clothes to bury my husband in. People aren’t meant to feel this much pain. My heart is gone and I just really need him to come back. I can’t take much more. I need him here.”
Brad William Henke
(April 10, 1966 – November 29, 2022)
Orange is the New Black alum Brad William Henke died in his sleep on November 29 at 56, according to Deadline. A cause of death was not revealed at the time. His manager Matt DelPiano remembered him as an “incredibly kind man of joyous energy” while breaking the news to TMZ.
(July 12, 1943 — November 30, 2022)
Christine McVie, the singer-songwriter behind some of Fleetwood Mac‘s greatest hits, passed away on November 30 at 79 years old. According to a statement released by her family on her Instagram account, she died following a brief illness. They wrote:
“On behalf of Christine McVie’s family, it is with a heavy heart we are informing you of Christine’s death. She passed away peacefully at hospital this morning, Wednesday, November 30th 2022, following a short illness. She was in the company of her family.”
Fleetwood Mac, including Stevie Nicks, also paid tribute to the musician on the ‘gram, saying:
“There are no words to describe our sadness at the passing of Christine McVie. She was truly one-of-a-kind, special and talented beyond measure. She was the best musician anyone could have in their band and the best friend anyone could have in their life.”
The singer got her start performing under the name Christine Perfect with the British band Chicken Shack in the ’60s. She partnered with Fleetwood Mac after marrying their bass guitarist, John McVie (though they split in 1976). She is most famous for writing and/or singing on hits like Don’t Stop, Over My Head, You Make Loving Fun, and Say You Love Me.
Quentin Oliver Lee
(January 28, 1988 – December 2, 2022)
Quentin Oliver Lee sadly died after a battle with stage 4 colon cancer at just 34 years old. He was an accomplished Broadway performer, perhaps best known for the Phantom of the Opera. His wife, Ashley Lee Graham, shared at the time of his death:
“Quentin passed in the wee hours of the morning. It was the most beautiful moment of my life. saw his last breaths, held his hand tight, and felt his heartbeat slowly drift away. He had a smile on his face, and was surrounded by those he loves. It was peaceful, and perfect.”
“He was an incredible man, husband, father, son, brother, friend, singer, actor, and disciple of Christ with great faith in his Father in Heaven. To say ‘he will be dearly missed’ doesn’t reflect the scope of the people and communities he has created and touched.”
He leaves behind his wife and daughter Samantha.
(June 13, 1932 – December 4, 2022)
Bob McGrath, the original Sesame Street star, died on December 4 at 90. He was known for playing Bob Johnson, a friendly neighbor on the iconic children’s TV show. A statement on his Facebook page revealed:
“The McGrath family has some sad news to share. Our father Bob McGrath, passed away today. He died peacefully at home, surrounded by his family.”
(January 12, 1951 – December 5, 2022)
Kirstie Alley broke into Hollywood superstardom in the early 1980s in her role as Rebecca Howe on Cheers. For her work on that iconic sitcom, she received both an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe in 1991. She also starred in many high-profile film projects, including Look Who’s Talking alongside John Travolta. And from 1997 through 2000, she was the lead on the sitcom Veronica’s Closet. For that series, she earned more Emmy and Golden Globe nominations.
In early December, Alley’s family revealed she passed away after a brief battle with colon cancer. The news came as a shock to many in entertainment. Former co-stars, including Travolta, mourned Alley’s tragic loss. She was 71 years old.
(October 30, 1930 – December 7, 2022)
Helen Slayton-Hughes of Parks and Recreation passed away on December 7 at 92 years old. Her family announced her death via social media, writing:
“To the friends and fans of our beloved Helen, Helen passed away last night. Her pain has ended but her fierce spirit lives on. Thank you for the love and support of her and her work. Rest sweet one.”
While most famous for Parks and Rec, Helen spent 40 years acting, first on stage and then on screen. She can also be seen in The West Wing, Desperate Housewives, Pretty Little Liars, and Fresh Off the Boat.
(January 31, 1940 – December 12, 2022)
Stuart Margolin, an actor best known for The Rockford Files, died at 82 on December 12. His stepson Max Martini announced the sad news, saying:
“The two most profound moments in my life … the birth of my kids and being bedside as my step-father passed this morning. My mother, brother and I holding his hands. … Love you Stuart Margolin. A great actor/writer/producer/director. But more importantly, a profoundly gifted step-father that was always there with love and support for his family. RIP Pappy.”
Stuart won two Emmys for his role as a con man Evelyn “Angel” Martin on The Rockford Files. He also starred in hits like Gunsmoke, M*A*S*H, Hill Street Blues, 30 Rock, and NCIS.
Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss
(September 29, 1982 – December 13, 2022)
Iconic dancer Stephen “tWitch” Boss sadly died by suicide on December 13 at 40. He grew famous for his performances on So You Think You Can Dance before becoming Ellen DeGeneres’ beloved in-house DJ. Alongside his wife Allison Holker, he was dad to Weslie Fowler, Zaia Boss, and Maddox Laurel Boss.
(DOB Unknonw 1990 – December 17, 2022)
Broadway star Stephanie Bissonnette tragically died at 32 years old on December 17 after battling cancer for several years. She was most famous for playing Dawn Sweitzer in the Broadway production of the hit film Mean Girls. The production mourned her loss on Twitter, writing:
“Our hearts are broken as the Mean Girls community mourns the loss of Stephanie Bissonnette. Our original Dawn Sweitzer, Stephanie was part of our company from our first performance to our last. She filled our theater with her laughter and friendship, inspired us with her fighting spirit and bravery, and graced our stage with the fiercest talent Broadway has ever known. Our thoughts and prayers are with Stephanie’s family, friends, and the entire Mean Girls community during this time. We will miss her profoundly and encourage everyone to do something they love today in Stephanie’s honor.”
(May 18, 1967 – December 18, 2022)
Legendary keyboardist Martin Duff, who played with Primal Scream and Felt, died at just 55 years old on December 18 after suffering a brain injury from an accidental fall. His brother Steve Duffy shared on Twitter:
“A terrible shock and we’re in bits but we have such love around us. He had a gift with music but even more of one with people. Love you Martin, proud of what you did and all you were.”
A terrible shock and we're in bits but we have such love around us. He had a gift with music but even more of one with people. Love you Martin, proud of what you did and all you were. We're with you brother xx #MartinDuffy #RIP pic.twitter.com/iTMBwX9zZb
— Steve Duffy (@SteveDuffy99) December 20, 2022
(March 19, 1959 – December 18, 2022)
Terry Hall, the frontman for the British boyband The Specials, passed away on December 18 at 63, according to a statement shared by the group. The heartbreaking announcement read in part:
“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing, following a brief illness, of Terry, our beautiful friend, brother and one of the most brilliant singers, songwriters and lyricists this country has ever produced. Terry was a wonderful husband and father and one of the kindest, funniest, and most genuine of souls.”
(June 17, 1967 – December 19, 2022)
General Hospital star Sonya Eddy died on December 19 at age 55. Her friend Octavia Spencer was the first to announce her passing, writing on Instagram one day after the fact:
My friend @sonyaeddy passed away last night. The world lost another creative angel. Her legions of @generalhospitalabc fans will miss her My thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones, friends, and fans!
A cause of death was not immediately released.
(August 26, 1944 – December 23, 2022)
Stephen Greif, who played the Speaker of the House in The Crown, died at 78 on December 23. His rep announced the sad news on Twitter but did not disclose a cause of death, saying:
“With great sadness we announce the death of our wonderful client Stephen Greif. His extensive career included numerous roles on screen and stage, including at the National Theatre, RSC and in the West End. We will miss him dearly and our thoughts are with his family and friends x.”